Commissioners

Registration

Handbook

First-Time Commissioners

Committees of Commissioners

Food Functions

 Commissioner Registration

Registration Fee:

  • $525 – Teaching Elders
  • $300 – Ruling Elders
  • $300 – Elders from churches with less than $150,000 in annual income (per their 2023 statistics)
  • $150 – Honorably Retired Teaching Elders
  • $150 – Ruling Elder Emeritus

Scholarships are available.

Confirmation Information
  • Once your registration is processed you will receive a confirmation email.
  • If you did not receive a confirmation email or you need to make changes to your registration, please email events@pcanet.org.
  • Hotel Information will be provided in your registration confirmation email.
  • General Assembly Information Book – The 2024 General Assembly Information Booklet is now digital! The link will be available in your confirmation email.
  • Commissioner Handbook – Login information will be emailed to registered commissioners a month prior to GA.
Refunds

Early registrations are vital for financing the upcoming General Assembly (and we are exceedingly grateful for those who so register every year). Registering now also ensures immediate access to the Commissioner Handbook when it is complete, as well as all related Assembly communications. If you register now and find you are unable to attend the General Assembly, then please follow the instructions below:

Please send your refund request in writing to events@pcanet.org.

  • Before May 9, 2024 – receive a full refund
  • May 10 – 20, 2024 – receive half of a refund
  • After May 21, 2024 – except for extraordinary circumstances, no refund will be considered.

 Handbook 

The Commissioner Handbook will be available online one month before General Assembly. Login information will be sent to registered commissioners at that time. The Supplement to the Commissioner Handbook will be available online a week before GA.

 First-Time Commissioners 

Make the most of your opportunity to serve as a new commissioner to the PCA General Assembly!

Tips
  • Attend the First Time Commissioner Dinner held on Tuesday night at GA. Sign-up HERE.
  • Plan to attend the GA for Rookies seminar!
  • Register to attend a food function.
  • Bring your family! Be sure to check out the Women and Family Events. If the activities are not sold out, onsite registration may be available.
  • Consider serving on a Committee of Commissioners. Notify your Presbytery Stated Clerk that you are registered as a commissioner and would be willing to serve.
  • Consider volunteering as a Floor Clerk or Seminar Room Host. This is a great way to meet other elders and learn more about the business of General Assembly.
Resources
  • Read A Basic Guide to the PCA General Assembly, a booklet by Dr. Stephen Estock.
  • Download the ShareFile and General Assembly apps:
    • ShareFile – access the Commissioner Handbook and see General Assembly documents, including onsite reports.
    • General Assembly app  – provides information on schedules, food events, seminars and exhibitors, and opportunities to interact with other attendees.
  • Read the Commissioner Handbook: Available for download a month prior to GA.

 Committees of Commissioners 

Serving on a Committee of Commissioners (CoC) is one of the best ways to be involved at General Assembly. It is a great opportunity to learn and influence the work of the PCA.

What is the purpose of Committees of Commissioners?

Committees of Commissioners are designed as part of the checks and balances for the PCA. The CoCs review each ministry’s accomplishments and plans for the year, along with their reports and recommendations (included in the Commissioner Handbook). The CoCs, one for each PCA Committee and Agency, are made up of commissioners chosen by their presbyteries according to a formula in the Rules of Assembly Operations (RAO). Every presbytery may have a representative on each CoC.

How do I serve on a Committee of Commissioners?

Notify your Presbytery Stated Clerk that you are registered as a commissioner and are willing to serve.

For the presbytery clerks contact list, click here.

How long do I serve?

The CoCs only meet onsite during the week of General Assembly. The CoCs meet on Monday and Tuesday and then as needed during the remainder of the Assembly.

 Food Functions

First Time Commissioners Dinner | Tuesday, June 11 @ 5pm | Grand Ballroom (B21a)

This event is hosted by The PCA Administrative Committee. It is a business dinner and learn style event where a speaker and hosts will discuss ways to get involved at GA.  This dinner is for First Time Commissioners and their spouses only. This will be held on Tuesday, June 11 at 5pm. Sign-up HERE!

Please contact events@pcanet.org with any questions!

Gordon-Conwell Alumni Lunch | Wednesday, June 12 @ 12 Noon - 1:15 pm

Join your fellow Gordon-Conwell alumni and Laura Carmer, Senior Director of Alumni Engagement, for lunch to catch up with each other and hear some exciting updates about the seminary! All alumni, spouses, and prospective students are invited to attend.

Please register at https://www.gordonconwell.edu/alumni/events/ in advance reserve your spot. For questions, please contact the Alumni Office at alumni@gordonconwell.edu.

 

 

Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary Luncheon | Wednesday, June 12 @ 12 Noon

Wednesday,  June 12 @ 12 Noon | Grand Ballroom (B21a)

One of the joys of our annual General Assembly is the fellowship we have with friends who are co-laboring in the PCA. This has been an eventful and exciting year at Greenville Seminary, and our annual GA Luncheon gives us an opportunity to re-connect and to be reminded of what the Lord is doing as we continue in the work of training pastors. We hope you’ll join us for our Wednesday luncheon this year in Richmond.

We will hear updates from Jonathan Master and Pat Daly about the seminary’s past year and future plans and our alumni address will be delivered this year by TE Joel Smit, senior pastor of Smyrna Presbyterian Church in Smyrna, GA.

Please use this link to RSVP.

MNA Ministries Lunch: One Church. One Mission. Preparing Together for the Harvest. | Wednesday, June 12 @ 12 Noon

Wednesday, Jume 12 @ 12 Noon – Grand Ballroom (B21b)

Join Us at the MNA Ministries Luncheon: One Church. One Mission. Preparing Together for the Harvest.

Register here: https://mna.brushfire.com/mnaministrieslunch/576388

 

WSC Alumni & Friends Lunch | Wednesday, June 12 @ 12 Noon | Room E 11-a

Westminster Seminary California invites all alumni and friends of the seminary to join us for lunch on Wednesday, June 12 at 12pm in Room E 11-a of the Greater Richmond Convention Center. This will be a time of connection with fellow alumni accompanied by a brief update on the seminary. Please contact cgilmour@wscal.edu if you have not received an invitation and RSVP link via email.

Gospel Reformation Network Dinner | Wednesday, June 12 @ 6 pm

Dr. Rosaria Butterfield Will Address ​GRN General Assembly Banquet.
Join us ​at 6pm on Wednesday, June 12 in the Grand Ballroom (B21) of the Greater Richmond Convention Center.

​Please click on this link to RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/grn-banquet-dinner-at-general-assembly-tickets-856971965217?aff=oddtdtcreator&mc_eid=76db1c7dfa&mc_cid=b1d668d0d8

KALI Dinner | Wednesday, June 12 @ 6 pm | Richmond Korean Presbyterian Church

KALI Dinner | Wednesday, June 12 @ 6 pm | Richmond Korean Presbyterian Church

KALI PCA (Korean-American Leadership Initiative) will once again be hosting its annual dinner at General Assembly. This dinner is open to all our Korean-American brothers and sisters who will be attending GA this year as well as anyone else who is interested in learning more about the ministry of KALI. This is an exciting opportunity to enjoy meaningful fellowship with fellow co-laborers in our denomination. A free dinner will be provided. We look forward to seeing you this year!

Register for this event here: https://mna.brushfire.com/kalidinner/572239

Mission to the World GA Lunch | Thursday, June 13 @ 12 Noon

With gratitude for your partnership in global evangelism, we joyfully invite you to join us as we celebrate the work God’s doing in Thailand.

Please click on this link to RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mission-to-the-world-ga-lunch-tickets-873617632857

Westminster's 2024 Alumni & Friends Dinner | Thursday, June 13 @ 6:30 pm

Date/Time: Thursday, June 13 (6:30 PM)
Location: 107 West Broad St., Richmond, VA 23220
Description: Join us for a night of fellowship and delicious food as we gather (a 5 minute walk from the convention center). Connect with old friends, meet new ones, and celebrate the community of Westminster Theological Seminary. Space is limited, so please RSVP.

Guests may RSVP at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/881876535457?aff=oddtdtcreator

Food functions are a great way to celebrate your ministry with your supporters, alumni, and friends! Food functions are also a wonderful tool to gather new contacts, make new relationships, and extend the reach of your organization. If you have questions, reach out to us at events@pcanet.org.

Get In Touch

PCA Administrative Committee

1700 North Brown Road
Suite 105
Lawrenceville, GA 30043

678-825-1000

ac@pcanet.org